Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Review & Giveaway! The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller.

The Eternal One
Kirsten Miller
Razorbill 
August 10, 2010
ISBN-10: 1595143084
ISBN-13: 978-1595143082

Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.
In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.
I've never been a fan of reincarnation or predestination love in my fiction, or reality for that matter. I just think that thinking things are predestined is like saying that you won't take responsibility for your actions because it was predestined and there was nothing you could have done to change that. I just don't like it. Anyway, wow, tangent much? Anyway, having said that, when I first heard about The Eternal Ones, I was a bit wary because Haven seen have been reincarnated and like I said (read: ranted) before, I'm not into that.  However, it sounded interesting and I'm happy to say that I highly enjoyed the story.

Since she was a wee girl, Haven's had visions of a boy whom she's always dreamed of finding but she hadn't put her dreams into actions until now. Next thing you know, she's in New York to found the boy who looks exactly like the one in her vision. Things are not that easy, though, because the boy, Iain, is suspected of murder and he's got a crazy past. Things even get more complicated when Haven starts wondering if Iain killed her in the past, which, by the way? Not a good incentive to a budding romance. Just sayin'. So things are bound to get real messy.

While I enjoyed The Eternal Ones, at times it seemed to me that there was just too much details, too much information and it wasn't even important information that the reader would need to be able to understand what was going on. I'm talking useless details that after a while, I was just over with. Haven's got a very appealing voice and it's very cool to see her deal with her present and past clashing together. The Eternal Ones is an entertaining story about fate and predestination and how love can surpass time. 

Lush Rating: 3!

GIVEAWAY! Courtesy of the awesome people at Razorbill, I have a copy of The Eternal Ones to give away! Open to US and Canada.  Just comment fill up the following form and you're entered! Dateline is August 1st.



6 comments:

Moonsanity said...

I know what you mean about the predestined thing. Sometimes it works in a book, other times it doesn't. This sounds like a cool read though. Thanks for the giveaway!

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessilyn said...

Great giveaway I love the synopsis for this one sounds so good, I like reincarnation but could do without predestination it is kind of used as an excuse too often

Heather said...

I loved this book!! I love the idea of reincarnation

Wendy said...

Thanks for all the comments, guys! Reincarnation/Predestination can be done nicely in a book but I don't think I'll ever truly be a fan of it. ;)

Martha Lawson said...

New to me author! The book sounds awesome.

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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